Exhibition in Bobst Library: Posters of the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

Front Unic de la SolidaritaMamdouha S. Bobst Gallery, Main Floor, Bobst Library

The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) was the culmination of centuries of division: centralists against nationalists, anti-clericals against the Catholic Church, workers against industrialists, landless agricultural laborers against landowners, monarchists against republicans. The weak Second Republic could not contain the demands for regional independence, land reform and worker control. These posters from the Republican side, which are part of the Tamiment Library’s Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archive, recreate an historical moment when the Spanish people, with the assistance of the international brigades, struggled to establish a more egalitarian social order.

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